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Simple Straight-Forward Advice For Your DBA Claim

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"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting."

Bill Turley - Defense Base Act Lawyer - Why you may want to consider a DBA attorney that isn't from Denver.

"No B.S. straight forward answers. No legal mumbo-jumbo. Ever." Bill Turley

My best advice

My best advice to you is for you to always tell the truth. Always. When bringing a court case, nothing is more important than your credibility. Nothing else is even close. The DBA insurance company lawyer is going to try and make you look like you are not being honest. If this happens, the Judge will rule against you and you will lose. Bank on it. I know I do.

My second best advice

Which brings me to my second best advice. The problem is that in many instances folks get caught in traps left for them by the DBA insurance company.  In other words, they don’t know that they are messing up their case. Happens all the time. Well meaning honest folks get caught in one of the DBA insurance company traps.

Which is why I strongly suggest that you read my free book - Win Your Defense Base Act Case: The Ultimate Straight Talk Roadmap To the Medical Treatment and Money You and Your Family Deserve. You don’t have to believe what I say about it - the book has dozens of 5 Star reviews on Amazon.com.

Win Your Defense Base Act Case is the best investment you are going to make. You can order it free here on this website or you can pay for it by ordering it from Amazon.com.


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You can call us at 619-234-2833 or you can fill out the contact form on this web page.

Working As a Contractor Overseas

Working overseas on a private military contract is sometimes dangerous.  Whether, you’re a multilingual interpreter, or any other type of contract worker, hazards and hardships can arise at any moment.  Some of these hazards may prove harmful.  If you are injured overseas the last thing on your mind is seeking a Defense Base Act lawyer. 


Preemptive Education and Recommended Reading

The future of your DBA case hinges on what lawyer you choose to represent you. It is by far, the most vital decision (other than always telling the truth) you will make over the course of your case. Take advantage of the free book that I wrote Win Your Defense Base Act Case: The Ultimate Straight Talk Roadmap to The Medical Treatment and Money You and Your Family Deserve. 

I wrote this book as a public service, to help the people just trying to make a living because I was tired of seeing peoples’ cases lost before they even began.  It is a real book with cut and dry steps, tips, and walkthroughs that will bring you up to speed on the Defense Base Act in the simplest way possible.

Why a San Diego Lawyer

You might think to look for a local attorney.  There can be a downside to that way of thinking.  The Defense Base Act is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act.  This is the workers compensation system for longshoreman, shipyard workers and harbor workers. This explains why the best DBA lawyers in America are from coastal cities. Because we have been handling these cases for years.


Problem is, many lawyers claim to be Longshore or Defense Base Act attorneys, but in reality haven’t been in more than handful DBA cases.  You have to make sure to get a lawyer that knows his or her stuff.


I am from San Diego California and started my career representing longshoremen, shipyard workers, and maritime workers along the docks of the San Diego harbor.  There is a large population of ex military types, and bilingual translators in San Diego and California. Many private contractors injured in Iraq and Afghanistan were referred to me, so I started getting many cases early on. I quickly found myself forming what is now what I believe to be the largest DBA firm on the West coast, and one of the top three DBA firms today.

We do not handle DBA claims on the side, it is our main purpose and mission to help those injured over seas. I have been running these cases for years, and my firm has handled hundreds of DBA cases from all over the U.S.A. and throughout the rest of the world.

Bill Turley 

William Turley
“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S., I want it straight up. I figure you do also.”
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